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Pingenot Auction, Lot 303

303. [TEXAS (State). CONSTITUTION]. Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting the Constitution of the State of Texas. Washington: HRED16, 1845. 28 pp. 8vo, new tan morocco over tan cloth, spine with raised bands. Very fine.
         First edition of the first constitution of Texas as a state. Eberstadt, Texas 162: "The constitution under which Texas joined the Union. Mr. Streeter calls the Austin edition of this constitution ‘one of the great Texas documents.’ Besides the constitution of 1845, this edition includes Anson Jones’s letter of transmittal, and other pertinent documents enumerated in Mr. Streeter’s note." Howes T116. Streeter 1613.